Okay, this is the interview that everyone has been waiting for. The interview conducted by everyone’s favorite character.
I had a lot of fun with Luke Rainer’s interview a few weeks ago (https://jackiesmith114.wordpress.com/2015/04/09/character-interview-luke-rainer/) but I think everyone (myself included) has really been looking forward to this one.
So, without further ado, here we go.
Jackie Smith (JS): Hi, Brink!
Eugene Brinkley (EB): Hi, person who controls my entire life. Or should I say death.
JS: Yeah, sorry about that.
EB: It’s okay. I’m kind of used to it by now. Though I do wish I could change clothes. I’ve been stuck in the same outfit since 1992.
JS: Again, sorry about that. But if it makes you feel better, I think you look pretty snazzy.
EB: Oh, there’s no question. I’m just not really a one-outfit kind of guy. I like to change things up. I’m a fan of self-expression.
JS: That’s something I love about you.
EB: Me too.
JS: So what questions do you have for me?
EB: I guess for starters, why am I so 1990s? I mean, I’m not complaining. But I feel like you made me out to be the ghostly embodiment of 90s pop culture.
JS: That’s because the 90s were the best time to be alive!
EB: … And I was dead for most of them.
JS: Oh right. Oops.
EB: That’s okay. Being everyone’s favorite makes up for it. Plus I can walk through walls.
JS: That’s another reason I like you. You have such a positive outlook on everything.
EB: What can I say? I’m an optimist. But I do want to know, are we every going to find out more about me? You know, other than the fact that I was a dumb kid who went skateboarding without a helmet?
JS: You’ll have to read the third book!
EB: Great. When’s that coming out?
EB: Okay, fine, you don’t have to answer. But you’ve at least finished writing it, right?
EB: Are you kidding? How long are you going to make the world wait before you bless them with more Brink?
JS: Hey! I’ve been busy!
EB: Too busy for ME?
JS: Never! I’m just spreading my wings a little, you know? I still love you the best.
JS: I promise.
EB: One last question. I know that I’m everyone’s favorite… I mean why wouldn’t I be?
JS: So humble.
EB: What’s that?
EB: Anyway, fans are usually super devastated when their favorite character dies, but I’m already dead, right?
EB: You’re not going to have me like, move on or anything, are you?
JS: Why? Do you want to move on?
EB: Not really. It kind of freaks me out.
JS: I know. And that’s why you’re sticking around. For a while, anyway.
EB: What does THAT mean?!
JS: Don’t worry. You’re going to be fine. No matter what.
EB: Oh man, you’re going to send me away, aren’t you?
JS: Brink. You’re everyone’s favorite. Do you really think I’d get rid of you?
EB: I hope not! But JK Rowling got rid of all your favorite characters! You complain about it ALL THE TIME.
JS: And because I know how emotionally scarring that can be, I won’t do it to my readers. Probably.
EB: Okay, now you’re just being mean. You’re teasing me, right? I know you’re teasing.
JS: Brink, I promise you, you have nothing to worry about. I have at least three more books planned.
EB: And I’m around for all of them, right?
JS: It wouldn’t be Cemetery Tours without you.